Bienvenidos a la Mision Chile Santiago Norte! We love the Savior, and are blessed to be part of this great work, to share His gospel, and invite others to come unto Him. We are grateful to have this incredible opportunity to associate with such fine young men and women and other couples who are serving in this wonderful part of the vineyard. We decided to share this mission through a blog, with any who would like to know more.... All of the lessons, talks, training, conferences, and meetings are obviously done totally in Spanish, but for the sake of this writer, the notes are here in English, for speed in typing, and therefore, mixed with a bit of both worlds. We hope all of our missionaries, families, and loved ones can enjoy this blog, in spite of the writing, grammar, language, errors, etc. This will be a miraculous journey, and we invite you to share and enjoy it with us.

Lovingly, con cariño,
Presidente Michael May
Hermana Carol May

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year, 2010!

The Mision Chile Santiago Norte had a 3 hour 'Exercise Sports Activity" morning. This was held on Dec 31, 2009, as surprise to the mission, and Hermana May's birthday, to arrange the mission into three separate sections (combining 2-3 zones in each area) from 9am-12noon. The zone leaders helped orchestrate the events.

The zones leaders were given a little money to buy drinks, treats and plan for the sports they all wanted to play. Pdte May, Hermana May, and Sarah traveled from the field in Colina, to the community park in Zapadores, to the Stake Center in San Pablo. The missionaries were so happy as they played soccer, football Americano/touch, Basketball, frisbie, volleyball, ping pong, water balloons, etc. It was a delight in so many ways, and besides a bit of sunburned necks and upper arms, all were in good form and spirits. Many said that they hadn't run, jumped, leaped, etc so much in all their mission, as their typical exercise is much more confined to their rooms, usually. We saw that they were happy, enthusiastic and encouraged to have a great new year ahead of them.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Mission Tour with Elder Carlos Amado

Our Mision Chile Santiago Norte was priviledged to have a member of the 1st Quorum of 70, Elder Carlos Amado, our Area President preside and instruct us during our
3 day mission tour. We held them Dec 15, 16, and 18th. This was a sweet introduction
to welcome in the Christmas season, as we learned more about Faith in Jesus Christ.

Elder Amado spoke to us in three sessions, dividing the mission into 3 groups of about 65 missionaries each over the course of 3 days. We felt his love for the Savior profoundly, as he powerfully shared his testimony of Jesus Christ, describing and teaching about His birth, the Atonement, the Crucifixion, and details of His life. He talked about Him as the Good Shepherd, sharing details about the job of a shepherd, and what is expected of a loving shepherd.
Other topics he discussed:
-Lehi's trip with Nephi.
-Having an eternal perspective, vision in this life.
-Love yourself to then love your neighbor.
-How can we find and grow our faith in Jesus Christ
--Leer, Orar, Meditar, Assistir (reading, praying, meditating and attending church)
-Not lying (mentiras)
-Why people don't obey: (Carnal, sensual, devilish)
-Alma 18--story of Ammon, Church is the Kingdom of God on the earth!
-Teaching doctrine, principles and applications
-When we testify, we teach, and when we teach we should testify.
-One specific day, he spoke about the Law of Chastity.(find ways to get rid of temptations in our lives.
-Power of the Book of Mormon....and much more.

What a gift we truly rec'd these three days, to be taught by a servant of the Lord and have our spirits thrilled and touched to change by the Holy Ghost. We are grateful for the sweet spirit that we had to start the Christmas season in learning
and loving the Savior, Jesus Christ more.
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